The most caring and helpful staff I have ever met at a restaurant! Of course, the food is without question among the best in the world.
Compare to other Micheline 3 stars restaurants, the foods and courses they provided vs the price they charge, the value is just fair only, so I wouldn't come back again or recommend to others.
I saw a few disappointing reviews recently and was concerned about our meal. However, I was not disappointed in the food nor the wine pairing. I've eaten Michelin starred restaurants and Coi ranked right up there. There was only 1 dish that didn't hit the mark for me. By the way folks, the restaurant is now a 2 star, not a 3 star. And, ok, the cutlery looked like something that you'd pick up second hand, but I'm not sure I would have noticed that if I other reviewers hadn't pointed it out before I went to the restaurant. So, if you've never been to Coi and are looking for a 2 star experience, don't hesitate to give the restaurant a try.
Everything, every staff, every dish, every wine pairing were perfect!
Worst Michelin experience ever, worthless. Tables are very close to each other, people besides u can heard everything what u say. Even the food, tableware, cutlery, dishes are featureless as a 3stars restaurant.. not worth a special journey
We were seated somewhat near the kitchen and, as a result, had the opportunity to hear the chef loudly berate his staff with profanities on multiple occasions. A unique experience to say the least.
Loved the true upscale dining!
Amazing service, food, and overall evening!! Our server was extremely personable and we were treated to an extra test course as well as an extra cake dessert course forey wife's birthday.
Every dish was amazing and we got to meet Chef Erik Andersen on our way out to thank him and the staff for an amazing evening. They deserve to regain that third star for sure!!
Very enjoyable place. Definitely worthy of its Michelin stars.
Very nice dinner. Restaurant surprisingly quiet. Top-notch, friendly service. Great wine recommendations. Food was very good but didn’t blow me away - perhaps expectations were too high. But very fun evening.
It just didn’t measure up. While expect small portions with this fine dining as in other such restaurants I was left wanting. “Next” in Chicago far surpasses this experience for presentation, experience and quality of food.
If you’re interested in food and are looking for an exciting and surprising meal with lots of details to appreciate and talk about, then this is the place. Even though it was pricey (about $1000 total for two people + wine pairings), it was a perfect experience.
The meal and service were exceptional- and expensive. Dinner for two, with wine, was over $800. Coi is for that rare, special occasion. Previously a 3 Michelin star restaurant, the chef left to lead the US team in the Bocuse d'or competition. Tough act to follow but the new chef managed to get 2 Michelin stars a few days ago.
In addition to a wonderful meal, each of the 10 courses was served in a unique, attractive dish. Surprising was the fact that the flatware was "ordinary", at best.
If you need a special night and the price doesn't trouble you, Coi is a most enjoyable evening.
Not worth !taste normal . And that day is my friend birthday.but no any cake ....
Outstanding sampling menu. Every dish is exquisite. Very thoughtful preparation bringing out all the flavors. Friendly and casual atmosphere. Wine pairing is decent. First few wines were really great & going well with the food but didn't pair well till the end. Service was nice but often it felt a bit mechanical - in some cases they did not create connection while explaining the dish or wine. Some nitpicking in the review is because of expectations from a 3 star restaurant. But on the whole it was very satisfying and memorable experience.
Quiet and elegant ambience with excellent service. The wine service was not as seamless as expected for a 3 star Michelin level. Glasses not topped up promptly, wrong bottle of white wine brought once from the side table (a Riesling when we had an Auburn Chardonnay - so not an excusable error), one wine we ordered to go with later near courses not in stock- but they waited to inform us till right before it should have been served- it should have been obvious immediately after we ordered it- not 30 min later.- reordering interrupted meal, no time to breath etc. The poor service in this area detracted from the meal. The actual food presentations were beautiful and creative. The quality was very good overall- but not outstanding compared to other restaurants at this price and level. The lamb course really didn’t show off the taste quality of lamb, and the pigeon was rather bland. All together a good meal rather than a great one- not a three star level event - try lazy bear or single thread- you’ll likely have a better overall experience. I left disappointed rather than exalted- it’s just “ok” not particularly memorable and not really a contender at its price point. Michelin needs to reconsider- this isn’t a 3 star more a 2 star if that?
I thought the $600 wine pairing was over priced. Each of the wines offered were not over $50 retail which leads me to not want to recommend to anyone.
Coi was OK. But not likely to hold on to a 3 Michelin rating. Some of the tasting menu is really very good. And some is mundane.
Our server was particularly wonderful taking the whole experience from great to exceptional!
The food was excellent to exceptional. Chef Eric even personally presented the truffle course to us. The service was perfect! Thank you, Coi, for a memorable evening of dinning.
The worse US$190.00 wine pairing that i had, also the food was just ok, it is not a 3 star quailty, service is just average. I am not even sure how they got the 3 star.
For starters, yes, I know it's expensive. It's what you get for $900 for 2 with one drink each that's hard to stomach. Food is good..but not $900 good. Portions are small, but for the number of courses that are served, did not go home hungry. The biggest problem with the food is that many of the dishes came out luke warm. Lobster, squab, and lamb dishes in particular were quite tepid...so all of the high ticket items. That's disappointing for a 3 star restaurant that charges what they do. Service is via brigade, so you interact with many of the service staff. Some are quite engaging, while some go through the motions and seem robotic. Creativity of the food wasn't lacking, as many dishes were interesting and visually appealing. All in all, I appreciated the experience, but wasn't blown away to return any time soon
Dinner was excellent. 8 courses . Wonderful service. WE were the only table of 4 in the dining room. Only one other person dining. Strange!!!
The only concern I have is that the food was very very rich and we were all satisfied before the main beef dish was served. One guest was ill during the night, not from the delicious food but because it was so rich.
For a special occasion I would recommend this restaurant.
I was reading the 2018 Eater SF for the Top 10 restaurant in SF with the 3 michelin stars for my anniversary dinner, but not something I was expected. Wish the portion will be a little bit more; with the price for the meal we got, I probably go back to La Folie for a much bigger portion, or Michael Mina. But overall everything seems great.
Good service and high quality food
Celebrated my birthday with Coi. Excellent wine menu and they were very accommodating with my husband and I’s allergies!
Best of the 3 star restaurants in SF!
Thank you for making the 20th Ann a memorable night.
Next time we should be given a menu so we know what we are eating...fun but good to know.
Our dining experience was fantastic, we will definitely come back for the special occasions. It seems to me that all the Michelin stared restaurants chef carries a tweezer to decorate the dishes, like Quince, Benu,.........especially, the artistic elderflower design stands out.
Meals were excellent, alcohol pairings were eye opening, but service was not as expected. Cold milk was served with hot coffee, which we never experienced at the any of the finest restaurants around the world.
The ingredients, presentations and the food, none of them meet my standard for a michelin 3star restaurant. I can’t believe that their lobster course tastes so salty and the meat ball like thing in the pigeon course is so dry. Also the staff was so unprofessional when introducing the courses
Not ready to go into much detail. Still too fresh as dinner was on 9/7/18. Having been to 30+ Michelin Star restaurants and 5+ 3 star I feel I had proper expectations and gauge of what to expect. One of the most disappointing experience I’ve had fine dining. Food and service that felt inexperienced and lacking of a what could have been. They must be riding the 3 stars from prior to the head chef leaving and I would be hard pressed to objectively even consider my meal that of 1 star. The staff were very nice but also seemed to be unsure of what they were doing. The Somm was the lone treat of the evening and one positive I can mention. That’s enough of my rant as I can go on for a while.
The foie mousse with strawberries is to die for!!!! But everything was delicious
What an experience! Coi was amazing, it not only met but exceeded all our expectations. We can't recommend it enough. The food and drinks were amazing, the restaurant was beautiful and the staff was absolutely wonderful. Go to Coi, you won't be disappointed!!
The food was great and the service very good!
Great presentation on the food but I feel for a Michelin 3 stars, the food should be better
There was a lot of hype from what I was reading and Coi did not disappoint. Excellent presentation, and unique flavors exceeded my expectations. Definitely recommended for special occasions.
Service was mediocre, food ranged from pretty good to inedible. The dessert especially was terrible - we didn't see any other tables finish it.
The attention to detail is exceptional and the creative chef has meticulously sourced local ingredients to produce dishes that are a visual and gustatory delight. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable. Only drawback is that one is forced to have the tasting menu, which, even with two modest half-bottles of wine, came to over $1,000. Not sure it's entirely justifiable to charge this much but, then again, this is for special occasions and not everyday dining.
Lovely wine parings and wonderful 10 course tasting menu. My mom was late and they were very chill and seated us before offering us champagne. Amazing tumeric cardomon beer paired with an exquisite abalone dish. Servers were accessible humans dressed nicely with personal touches.